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CASA of Ventura County COVID-19 Office Closure

CASA of Ventura County COVID-19 Office Closure: 

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County office will be closed for a minimum of two weeks beginning March 16, 2020. The health and safety of everyone in our community is our top priority in this time. We will evaluate weekly going forward and will be in communication with all of you as soon as we have updated information. 

You may still call our regular office phone number, (805) 389-3120, or email info@casaofventuracounty.org if you need to reach us. Staff is working remotely, so if you have their phone numbers or emails, you can reach those as well.  

CASAs: please reach out to your Case Supervisor/Peer Coordinator with any specific questions. 

Continue visiting our website www.casaofventuracounty.org for the most up-to-date information. 

General and pressing information regarding program: 

  • CASAs are encouraged not to be visiting with Appointees in-person until further notice. 
    • We suggest calling, Face Timing, Skyping, or finding other ways of communication. 
  • CASAs are not to be appearing in court until further notice. 
  • All Informational Sessions in March have been cancelled. 
    • Please visit https://casaofventuracounty.org/news-events/view-all-events/informational-sessions.html to find the list of our next upcoming Informational Sessions. 
    • We will be in communication as next month approaches regarding April Informational Sessions. 
  • Current training will be conducted through Zoom at the regular time. 
  • All In-Services through the end of March are cancelled. 
    • We will be in communication as next month approaches regarding April In-Services. 

 

UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2020:

We continue to feel inspired by the incredible acts of kindness, ingenuity, and adaptability you have shown throughout 2020.

As you may already know, the State of California's Stay at Home Order goes into effect tonight (12/6/20) at midnight. The Southern California region encompasses Ventura County.  The Southern California mandate closes many businesses and activities and urges people to stay at home whenever possible. Private gatherings of any size are prohibited.

Public health directors further urge all Ventura County residents to help slow the spread by wearing a mask, social distancing, and not gathering during this critical time.  Under the guidelines in person visits will not be permitted for at least the next three weeks. 

We will continue to serve our volunteers and most importantly the foster youth of Ventura County during this stage of the pandemic.  Here are some of the ways we will continue to support our wonderful volunteers while practicing social distancing:

  • All CASA staff continue to work remotely
  • Online trainings are offered remote, you can participate from the comfort of your home
  • Continued Education courses are offered virtually
  • Case Supervisors are here to support virtual visits and assist with technology needs
  • Kid’s Enrichment Fund requests are still fulfilled within two days of receipt
  • We extended the deadline through 12/14 for fulfilling Christmas Holiday giving requests

Your dedication is so valued and appreciated.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or need support during this time we are only a phone call or email away. 

Thank you and please stay well,

 

Cassie Fernandez | Executive Director
CASA of Ventura County
P.O. Box 1135 Camarillo, CA 93010
Office: 805-389-3120 | www.casaofventuracounty.org